Price for up to twelve people

£5900 + VAT
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Price for up to six people

£2950 + VAT
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National Standards Cycle Instructor (NSI) training courses

Our cycle instructor courses last for 4 days and adhere to all the recommendations and principles of the National Standards for cycle training.

We deliver our cycle instructor training courses at our Manchester, Liverpool or Birmingham bases or can provide training for groups anywhere across the UK. All participants must be regular and competent cyclists, and will be assessed on their cycling ability during the course.

The initial 4 day course is a mixture of classroom-based learning and practical activities, to practise and show competence in each of the 3 levels of the National Cycle Training Standards. Assessment is carried out on a continuous basis. Participants who successfully complete this part of the course will receive a provisional pass towards full accreditation.

Course content:

  • Detailed exploration of all 3 levels of the National Standards of cycle training
  • Understanding of why people cycle and why training is important
  • Types of bicycles
  • Training ratios
  • Effective teaching, discovery learning and group control
  • Fitting of bikes and helmets
  • Basic maintenance training
  • Risk assessments and planning and preparing courses
  • CRB checks and child protection
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Course manual and workbook
  • All training materials
  • Administration costs for full accreditation
  • Individual action learning points
  • Optional bike hire for duration of course

Cycle Instructor Trainer (NSIT) training courses

Upon successful completion of this course, trainee instructor trainers will receive provisional accreditation as National Standard Instructor Trainers (NSITp). They must successfully complete a Post Course Assessment (PCA) to achieve full accreditation (NSITq). 

Pre-course requirements, an instructor trainer must:

  • Be a fully accredited National Standard instructor
  • Have demonstrated exemplary instructor skills, and have appropriate experience of running cycle training sessions for both groups and individuals of varying ages at Levels 1, 2 and 3;I have a good understanding of measuring learning outcomes
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the National Standard, its background, ongoing development and the syllabus
  • Have experience of supporting and mentoring new instructors

An Instructor trainer is also expected to:

  • Have experience of delivering training in a classroom situation
  • Have a reasonable appreciation of the variety of cycle training schemes in operation
  • Be up to date with developments in the National Standard, including best practice in its delivery


Course locations – your place or ours?

Open course locations are listed in the course selector opposite, full address details can be obtain from our Contact Us page.

We can run bespoke National Standard Instructor courses anywhere in the UK - please get in touch with your requirements.

Post Course Assessment

This must be completed within 6 months of completing the 4 day Instructor Training course and you are responsible for arranging this at a suitable time when you are actually delivering training.

To book a PCA download the application form below and email it back to instructortraining@bikeright.co.uk

PCA application form.pdf

Participants who have passed all of the assessment criteria during their monitoring will be verified as an Accredited Cycle Instructor, and their details held on our Cycle Instructor database. Certificates will only be issued once this PCA has been completed.

Prices include Post Course Assessment if the PCA is carried out within 6 months of the last day of the NS course in one of BikeRight!s delivery areas.

Get in touch...

Call us today on 0161 230 7007 to discuss your requirements or fill in ouron-line enquiry form